VI Regional Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
(Talking Books Library)

Located at Vitraco Mall in Golden Rock (across from the Federal Court Building)
3012 Golden Rock,
Christiansted, VI 00820
Phone: (340) 718-2250 Fax: (340) 718-3545
E-mail: reglib@vipowernet.net
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.

 

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The Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped also known as the "Talking Books” library is located in Golden Rock on St. Croix. The library serves the entire United States Virgin Islands. The library provides books for FREE on cassette tapes and in a digital format. Digital cassettes and machines are FREE for eligible users. The production of cassette titles has been stopped but hundreds of titles are still available in that format.

Talking Books and magazines are also available through the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service. This free service features thousands of downloadable titles and can be used by elibigle readers who have Internet access and are registered with our library. To apply for BARD please go to: https://nlsbard.loc.gov
/VI1A/ApplicationInstructions.html
.

• The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, is a free service available to people of all ages whose low vision, blindness, or physical handicaps make reading a standard printed page difficult.

• Through NLS’s national network of cooperating libraries, books and magazines on cassettes and in Braille are mailed directly, at no cost, to any eligible person or United States citizen living abroad who cannot read or use standard print materials because of a visual or physical handicap.

• Talking Books enable those who have trouble reading a printed page to stay connected to their communities. Not being able to read can cut out activities that many people love, like following the sports page or using a cookbook. The program loans members a wide selection of recorded books and magazines, Braille books and magazines, and music scores in Braille and large print.

For more information:
Call 1-888-NLS-READ or 340-718-2250
Visit http://www.loc.gov/nls
or
http://www.virginislandspubliclibraries.org
/usvi/libraryregional.asp


Veterans Receive New Digital Player and Books
             
 
1st Digital Talking Book Player distributed to Mr. Robert Johnson, our military veteran and patron at the Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. 
 
The VI Regional Library "Talking Books" Library in Golden Rock presented veteran patrons with the first sets of digital players and books.  For more information contact the Regional Library at
340-718-2250 or send an email inquiry to 
 reglib@vipowernet.net